Derivatives Fundamentals

Speaker:  Derek Taylor  |  CPD Hours: 12.0

Price £895 plus VAT

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This two-day course will give participants a thorough background and understanding of the main derivative products, both exchange traded and over the counter (OTC). These are futures, options and swaps with a step-by-step guide to the products, applications, risks and documentation. We also introduce participants to credit derivatives and focus on how the market is structured and the various participants.

We review market developments such as EMIR and the importance of timely and efficient settlement of trades and management of collateral. No prior knowledge required.


  • Derivatives market background, participants and current data
  • An understanding of interest rates both short and long term, and the interplay between floating (bank loan) and fixed (bond) products
  • A clear understanding of the impact that currency and interest rate movements can have on a company
  • A practical introduction to the major risk management instruments and techniques: futures, FRAs, options, swaps and credit derivatives
  • How and why derivatives are used effectively to manage risk
  • How to evaluate, monitor and control risks and formulate an appropriate hedging policy
  • Recent initiatives post-Lehmans both in documentation, market practice and regulation


Anyone needing to know more about derivatives, including, treasurers and their staff, accountants and auditors, financial controllers, bankers, credit and legal professionals.


6th-7th Apr 2017

09:30 - 17:00

De Vere Holborn Bars

16th-17th Oct 2017

09:30 - 17:00

Central London

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